There's no real plot here, just an unaccented account of the permutations of a kindergarten triangle. In the early fall...

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THE WINTER WEDDING

There's no real plot here, just an unaccented account of the permutations of a kindergarten triangle. In the early fall Joshua visits Jenny and sleeps over; then Joshua, Jenny and Max play together at school; when the leaves are falling Max and Jenny have a sleepover and Joshua broods; then Max seems to drop out of the picture as Joshua and Jenny decide to marry, build a snow house in the schoolyard, and, just as Joshua had promised, have a party there for the class on the day the flower he's planted first appears. The story's value derives less from any literary qualities than from its behavior models--the easy interplay between the sexes, the pleasant young male teacher--but Deborah Ray's illustrations, which combine clean pencil lines in a drafting board style with solids that have an impeccably crayoned look, invite identification.

Pub Date: Sept. 6, 1975

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Pantheon

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1975